Cold Creek Impoundment Sediment Excavation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Cold Creek Impoundment Sediment Excavation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to the excavation of excess deposited sediment within a legacy onstream pond. Accumulated sediment has caused the water level in the pond to rise and overtop the domestic access road over the impounding embankment of the pond, creating the potential for washout. If flowing water is present at the time of project activities, a clear water diversion will be installed to preserve flows immediately downstream of the project site. In this event, a sandbag dam will isolate flows upstream of the project site and collected water will be gravity fed through a pipe into the channel just downstream of the impoundment. Additionally, the condition of the 12-inch corrugated metal pipe (CMP) overflow culvert will be inspected after the pond is dewatered and, if found deficient, will be upgraded to a larger CMP over the course of project activities.

Contact Information

Helen Bowman
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Parcel #
Cold Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project is limited to the maintenance and repair of an existing private topographical feature and potentially one private culvert, involving no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination.


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